CCC kicks off its reading campaign with the selection of "Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American

CCC kicks off its reading campaign with the selection of "Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native AmericanCumberland County College's One Book-One College 2009-10 reading campaign was launched recently with the selection of "Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say" by Amy Hill Hearth. Now in its sixth year, the college's One Book-One College concept was designed to get the campus and the community to bond by discussing relevant themes covered in a single book.

Ancient Dolls A Hint To Early Man

Ancient Dolls A Hint To Early ManFigurines, More Than 30,000-Years-Old, Found In German Cave
Small figurines carved from mammoth ivory more than 30,000 years ago have been discovered in a cave in Germany. Among the earliest undisputed artworks ever found, they are providing new clues into the migration and religious beliefs of early humans.

Music Had Charms to Soothe Prehistoric Man

Music Had Charms to Soothe Prehistoric ManFlute find suggests early ancestors more culturally sophisticated than thought

The discovery of a cache of prehistoric flutes suggests that music soothed the savage beast in early man as far back as 35,000 years ago.
German paleontologists found the flutes, made of ivory and bones from birds, in a cave in southwestern Germany. They date back to the Middle Paleolithic era and indicate that "early modern man" had more in common with today's humans than scientists realized.

'Magic mint' hallucinogen under fire in U.S.

Saturnino Allende crouches beside a mountain path and gently puts his fingers around the stem of a plant with rough, tongue-shaped leaves.
"This is it," he says about the powerful hallucinogen Salvia divinorum, known as "magic mint." In just a few years, it has emerged from Mexico's Indian villages into one of the hottest drugs in the USA and a crucial cash crop for poor farmers here.>>>

AP IMPACT: $2.5B spent, no alternative med cures

AP IMPACT: $2.5B spent, no alternative med curesTen years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost none of them do.>>>